Helpful Bits and Pieces

Suzanne Gray, Principal
Jennifer Hoffman, Assistant Principal

Contact Information:
Main Office: 516-434-3419 - Fax Number: 516-756-3204
First Alert: 516-434-3437 - Nurse: 516-434-3428
Experiment with a Good Book: Read!

                 Summer Reading, 2014!

     It's not too late to bring a postcard to school! 

    Summer reading provides a great way for children to learn new things, explore topics of interest, and feed their curiosity over the vacation months. Studies show summer reading helps maintain reading skills learned during the school year, increase vocabulary and reading fluency. It also helps develop a child’s background and general knowledge. We encourage your family’s participation in our program as well as the summer reading program at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library and the NYS Summer Reading at New York Libraries.  

Summer Reading Activity-                         Mail Mrs. Curtis a Postcard! 
1. Read lots of books this summer and write down three of your favorites.
2. Pick your favorite out of the three and write a postcard telling me about it.
3. Decorate the front of your postcard with a scene from your favorite story.
4. Cut out the postcard and mail it to Old Bethpage Elementary School or bring it in with you in September. 

Summer Reading Lists

Need help finding a great book to read?  Check out these websites for some suggestions.

 2014 Notable Children’s Books


Book Adventure

Great Early ElementaryReads

Juvenile Series and Sequels

SEL themes 2014-2015



Directions to Old Bethpage Elementary School: 
Long Island Expressway to Round Swamp Road (Exit 48 South).  School is on Round Swamp Road on left.